The Viridiant site is hosted with, and is owned by The URL, is registered with

The site is built in WordPress, with GeneratePress as the theme, and uses the native WordPress editor, Gutenberg. The stylesheet and functions.php file can be viewed on github at

Content types

There are two types of content on the site (you can ignore the third one in the figure):

  • Pages. The home page, and all the pages referenced on the navigation bar at the top of the page, and this defines the construction of the site. These are listed by clicking “Pages” on the admin tabs.
  • Posts. All blog entries are posts. Be sure to click ‘blog’ in the “Categories” section on the right side of the edit page, or they won’t appear in the blog. These can be listed by clicking on “Posts” in the admin tabs.


  • Add Categories to Pages. Native WordPress doesn’t allow for pages to have categories. This plugin adds that capability. This allows plugin “WP Show Posts” to manipulate pages by category.
  • Akismet. Anti-spam protection.
  • All-in-One WP Migration. Backup tool.
  • Block IP”s for Gravity Forms. Prevent spamming.
  • Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA. For foreign users.
  • Duplicator Pro. The backup plugin. Backups are taken on a schedule, controlled by this plugin.
  • Generate Blocks. Used with GP Premium to build pages.
  • GP Premium. Provided by the theme builder, GeneratePress, that adds additional features.
  • Gravity Forms. Form builder.
  • Gravity Forms Block Email Domain. Prevent spamming.
  • Internal Link Juicer. Carried forward from old install.
  • IP Geo Block. Prevent spamming.
  • Ivory Search. Search tool.
  • JotForm Integration. Carried forward from old install.
  • Kadence Blocks. Page builder tool.
  • LifterLMS. e-learning platform. Carried forward from old site.
  • Lightweight Social Icons. Tool for showing social icons.
  • Really Simple SSL. Page builder tool.
  • Regenerate Thumbnails. Carried forward from old site.
  • Site Kit by Google. Analytics tool.
  • The Events Calendar. Event calendar.
  • Widget CSS Classes. Page builder tool.
  • WPMUdev. Adds administration features for WordPress multisite control. Adds administration features for WordPress multisite control.
  • Wordfence Security. Helps block hacking attacks.
  • WordPress MU. Required for controlling each subdomain in the multisite.
  • WP Edit Homepage. Adds link shortcut to home page.
  • WP Store Locator. Shows dynamic map of locations.
  • Yoast Duplicate Post. Yoast utility for duplicating a post or page.
  • Yoast SEO. Handles SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to track visitor information.

Header Widgets

The header used on each page is constructed using header widgets, which are built into the GeneratePress theme. Three widgets are embedded in this area, as shown above. The first one, Lightweight Social Icons, is a plugin that allows you to add icons for all the commonly used social apps. The other two widgets are essentially buttons. You can edit the text and link by editing the accompanying blocks.

Positioning and alignment of these widgets is controlled by CSS, which you can view in the child theme (gp-viridiant-child), or at the corresponding github location,

Add users

To add a user, click on “Users / Add New” in the admin tabs. WordPress will send them an email and they can set their own password after logging in. You can assign them on of the following roles:

  • Administrator. Can add new posts, edit any posts by any users on the site, and even delete those posts.
  • Editor. Full control on the content sections your website. They can add, edit, publish, and delete any posts on a WordPress site including the ones written by others.
  • Author. Can write, edit, and publish their own posts. They can also delete their own posts, even if they are published.
  • Contributor. Can add new posts and edit their own posts, but they cannot publish any posts not even their own.
  • Subscriber. Can login to your WordPress site and update their user profiles. They can change their passwords if they want to.
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